U.S. Making Plans To Sail Warship Into Black Sea

U.S. Making Plans To Sail Warship Into Black Sea

"We will not, however, comment on the nature of our diplomatic correspondence with the Government of Turkey", reported the cable network, quoting a State Department spokesman.

The US has begun making the necessary preparations to sail a warship into the Black Sea, a move that comes amid heightened tensions in the region following Russia's seizure of Ukrainian ships and detention of Ukrainian sailors. "We reserve the right to operate freely in accordance with worldwide laws and norms", he added.

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry has appealed to the Budapest Memorandum guarantor countries (the United States, the United Kingdom and Russia) for urgent consultations over the Kerch Strait standoff.

"Ukraine, the United States and the global community has taken proactive and decisive action in 2014 aimed at combating the illicit aggressive behavior of Russian Federation, including the imposition of economic sanctions". A spokesman told CNN Wednesday that Moscow lays claim to areas that far exceed the 12 miles from the Russian coastline that is guaranteed by worldwide law.

In a statement by the Embassy of Ukraine in Nigeria, Mykola Yaremchuk, first secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine said the attack on the ships was carried out during a sea crossing from the port of Odessa to the port of Mariupol, in accordance with the provisions of all effective multilateral and bilateral worldwide treaties and navigation rules.

Deontay Wilder - Tyson Fury rematch will end 'controversial talk' over decision
Many believe Fury did enough to earn the decision victory after 12 rounds, despite being knocked down twice. I'll give you a fair one when you're ready! However Wilder said a rematch was all but inescapable.

Tensions in the area had been building since Russian Federation completed construction of a bridge connecting its mainland to the peninsula of Crimea, which President Vladimir Putin annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

"It is Kremlin's regime who bears full responsibility for further aggravation of the situation in the Azov and Black Seas and for undermining the peaceful settlement of the Russian-Ukrainian armed conflict".

The possible move comes in response to a naval incident in the Kerch Strait on November 25 when three Ukrainian Navy ships entered Russian territorial waters in violation of worldwide law.

Concerned about an outright invasion by Russia, Ukrainian reserve units have been called up while the president, Petro Poroshenko, declared 30 days of marshal law that will bar Russian males from entering the country.

According to CNN, the last USA ship to enter the Black Sea was the fast transport ship USNS Carson City in October.

Related Articles

  • Clashes Reported in France’s 4th Week of Violent Protests

    Clashes Reported in France’s 4th Week of Violent Protests

    Police installed special reinforced barricades in the posh streets around the presidential Elysee palace. Four people have died in accidents during the protests and political leaders have appealed for calm.
    Mohamed Salah matches former Reds star Luis Suarez as Liverpool thump Southampton

    Mohamed Salah matches former Reds star Luis Suarez as Liverpool thump Southampton

    From there, it felt like a question of how many more goals a hugely impressive display would yield for Klopp's team. After Firmino won the ball back, Salah ran at the Bournemouth defence and finished into the bottom corner.
    Derek Fisher excited to be new coach of Sparks

    Derek Fisher excited to be new coach of Sparks

    The 44-year old-will become the franchise's 12th head coach, as he replaces Brian Agler , who gave up his post last month. That being said, Fisher's a midseason firing after compiling a 40-96 record in one-plus seasons marred his tenure in NY .
  • Wilder Wants Rematch With Fury 'ASAP'

    Wilder Wants Rematch With Fury 'ASAP'

    He said Joshua and his team are "getting what they deserve" by being sidelined from his two most high-profile potential opponents. Wilder, however, claims he has no other fighter than Fury on his mind, as he vows end any questions about the split decision.
    World Series hero Eovaldi staying with Red Sox (4 years, $68 million)

    World Series hero Eovaldi staying with Red Sox (4 years, $68 million)

    Boston earlier reached a $6.25 million, one-year contract with first baseman Steve Pearce, the World Series MVP. The New York Yankees reportedly were interested in Eovaldi but did not want to go past three years on a deal.
    Missing Backpacker Grace Millane Case Is Now being Treated As Suspected Murder

    Missing Backpacker Grace Millane Case Is Now being Treated As Suspected Murder

    After visiting Peru she arrived in New Zealand on November 20 and had been near-daily contact with her family until December 1. They revealed yesterday that their investigations included questioning the man who was with Millane when she was last seen.
  • Erdogan and Maduro cement alliance with 'golden handshake'

    Erdogan and Maduro cement alliance with 'golden handshake'

    Venezuela , overwhelmed by hyperinflation, a severe shortage of commodities and a strong recession, has reportedly exported around $ 700 million worth of gold to Turkey .
    Six people killed in Italian nightclub stampede

    Six people killed in Italian nightclub stampede

    Three girls, two boys and a mother were killed in the panic as around 35 people were injured, Mr Capocasa said. It wasn't immediately clear if that happened because of the stampede or was a cause of the stampede.
    North Carolina Democrat Drops Concession Amid Probe

    North Carolina Democrat Drops Concession Amid Probe

    Three Republican state senators, who represent parts of North Carolina's ninth district, asked North Carolina Democrat Gov. The board is meeting later this month to hear evidence, but it's unclear whether the race will be settled then.
  • James Fields Convicted of 1st Degree Murder

    James Fields Convicted of 1st Degree Murder

    Sentencing will begin from Monday, with jurors given the option to recommend between 20 years and life for the murder conviction. Fields has separately been indicted on federal hate crime charges , which allow for the death penalty.
    SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

    SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

    This mission should be 16 for of Dragon spacecraft under the commercial contract between NASA and SpaceX to supply the ISS. Earlier, RBC-Ukraine reported that SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with 64 microsatellites.
    We're not your 'hired gun' anymore, Imran Khan tells US

    We're not your 'hired gun' anymore, Imran Khan tells US

    He said Iranian Foreign Minister Jawwad Zarif also paid a visit to Islamabad and discussed the modalities for Yemen peace process. PM Khan said the USA has blamed Pakistan for its own deeply flawed policies, like the military approach to Afghanistan.